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Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast

Nov 11, 2022

Brenda Agnew, your host, welcomes Sherry Caldwell to today’s episode. Sherry is the co-founder of the Ontario Disability Coalition.

Sherry has been breaking down barriers to employment by opening a disability-positive marketplace to create employment for youth with disabilities.

Her daughter, Ashley was born with multiple disabilities, she loves art, coloring music and movement, she is a GoodOnU Social Media influencer and she is loving this meaningful opportunity.


Key Takeaways:

[2:12] Sherry introduces herself.

[3:10] Sherry talks about her daughter, Ashley, who was born with multiple disabilities.

[4:23] In 2017, Sherry initiated the Ontario Disability Coalition.

[8:25] Brenda demystifies the reality of caregivers and people with disabilities in Canada.

[13:35] People are not well informed about the real numbers about disabilities, at one point in your life will be touched by disability.

[14:57] Sherry shares how they approach disabilities in Australia.

[17:04] Advocacy is not easy: Give what you can.

[20:36] Just a few people can make real change.

[21:15] Sherry talks about GoodOnU.

[27:05] Sherry shows one of her daughter’s artwork.

[32:39] What is good for one is good for all.

[33:30] People with disabilities need representation.

[35:46] How can we get people to get involved?

[39:20] What to do if you are running into a barrier?

[46:41] Advocacy takes different shapes, it can be a small action that then triggers a bigger reaction.


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Learn more about Sherry Caldwell sells books, t-shirts, hoodies, and hats designed with disability-positive messages in mind. Their books are written by people with disabilities and caregivers and their merchandise is designed to make you feel good, and look good while doing good!

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